With a ceremonial event, the United Nations commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War in the presence of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Tuesday 8 July, in New York (6.30 pm local time).

A clip with film material digitised by the EFG1914 partners will be shown to several hundred international diplomatic representatives as introduction to the event.

European film archives participating in the EFG1914 digitisation project provided the trailer to the UN. It shows original footage from and about WWI, which was digitised with support by the European Commission over the last two years.

EFG1914 has digitised more then 700 hours of historic film material and made these available online for the first time on the European Film Gateway (http://europeanfilmgateway.eu/1914) and on Europeana (http://europeana.eu).

A live webcast of the event will be available 8 July 2014 at 18:30 EDT (0:30 CEST): http://webtv.un.org/